But among the skillest for a Production which was always perfect. The Courtois Cornet, ARBAN MODEL. Was created in 1879 by Jean-Baptiste ARBAN.It was one of the first of all ever manufactured. The Arban cornet has a specific design. The Barrel Piston Chamber Serial N°. Is discretly engraved inside the third top screw. And dates precisely the instrument. Produced during the 1879 year. The ARBAN Cornet is the most famous. Of the Courtois Cornet ever manufactured. There are some dents easy removeable. This Instrument is in a very nice condition. All the slides are removeable. The brass Pistons Valves have a very good. The pistons system is a 3-spike one instead of 2, as usual.
This device lets to get a perfect alignment. Of the piston inside its tube. So these pistons are in a very condition and for long time. With an excellent compression with a great "pop" sound.
When we remove a piston slide without decompressing. The sound of this Cornet is absolutely remarkable.As per its compression, the sound is full, powerful, generous. It is easy to play. And it is certainly the best we can expect. From a ARBAN COURTOIS Model of that period.
With its original Antoine Courtois mouthpiece. "Rue des Marais à Paris". I think not the original. Parcel will be carefully packed - Sent promptly Registered. Parcel will be carefully packed - Sent promptly.